Research Scientist – Cyber Security

Location: Newport, South Wales
Salary: £400+ per day – Negotiable

Contract: 12 month initial – extensions likely

Role Summary

One of the top 10 defence companies worldwide is seeking an ex-military person able to work on challenging cyber security problems to join their Digital Transformation Cyber Security Innovation & Research team.

The Company

Our client is a global leader in the defence sector and the largest defence supplier in Europe.

Key Responsibilities

  • To support the ongoing initiatives designing and developing state of the art security solutions and providing expert services across IT & ICS security domains.

  • The successful candidate will be expected to undertake state of the art security reviews, benchmark technologies, and develop new prototypes and proof-of-concepts to meet security challenges.

  • The role also requires the expert knowledge transfer to operational security teams across the company as required.

  • Opportunities to attend and present at conferences/events are available as required and where business needs are met.

Key Requirements


• Proven experience in relevant cyber security specialist area

• Degree, Professional Training or equivalent experience in relevant cyber security related subject

• Experience of research, innovation, and/or solutions development

• Proven track record of managing and delivering cyber security programs

• Proven track record of bid/proposal writing

• Excellent report writing and presentation skills


• PhD or research experience in related subject

• Publication track record

• Experience of patent applications and intellectual property management